Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biswas was shot dead by unidentified miscreants on Saturday (Feb 9) night, police said.
Biswas, the legislator from Krishnaganj in Nadia district, was shot from point-blank range in Phulbari where he had gone to attend a function on the eve of Saraswati Puja.
“He was shot dead by miscreants. We are investigating”, said a police officer.
A massive police force has been deployed in the area. While TMC accused the BJP of the murder, the saffron party denied all allegations.
“It is planned murder by BJP. Minister Ratna Ghosh, Satyajit and I were invited as a guest for the programme. On a personal level he was like a son to me, he had recently got married. He was also a part of Matua Sangha and BJP were not able to attract Matua voters because of him. We will not let his death go in vain,” said TMC District President Gouri Sankar Dutta.
However, BJP denied allegations and demanded a CBI probe into the case. “This is extremely unfortunate, he was a known leader. Even in Joynagar, we have seen MLA was attacked and had a narrow escape recently. Every time they name BJP and later it comes out to be their factional feud. All anti-social people are part of TMC. Let there be a CBI probe and things will be clear”, said BJP State President Dilip Ghosh.
Reacting to the killing, state Congress president Somen Mitra said it showed that “complete lawlessness and chaos” prevailed in the state.
“The chief minister claims that law and order is good in West Bengal, but this incident shows the true condition…It’s complete lawlessness and chaos that are prevailing in Bengal. We demand the CM give an explanation on how could a sitting MLA be murdered,” Mitra, who is in Delhi for a party meeting, said.